Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Obama Birth Certificate

Attention conspiracy theorists: President Obama was born in Hawaii, please give that one up. As Andrew McCarthy points out in National Review, the controversy surrounding Obama's birth certificate should be about his honesty (or lack thereof) about his past.

During the campaign, Obama lacked experience, so he ran on a compelling story, as detailed in two auto-biographies. Much of this life story is a complete fabrication, as McCarthy details. McCarthy hypothesizes that Obama doesn't want the birth certificate released because it will reveal additional details about the Muslim heritage he alternately embraces and shuns whenever it suits him. The media has been very interested in Sarah Palin rumors, but hasn't bothered to examine the details of Obama's past:

Astonishingly, reporters see their job not as reporting Obama news but as debunking Obama news, or flat-out suppressing it. How many Americans know, for example, that as a sitting U.S. senator in 2006, Obama interfered in a Kenyan election, publicly ripping the incumbent government (a U.S. ally) for corruption while he was its guest and barnstorming with his preferred candidate: a Marxist now known to have made a secret agreement with Islamists to convert Kenya to sharia law, and whose supporters, upon losing the election, committed murder and mayhem, displacing thousands of Kenyans and plunging their country into utter chaos?

Obama has not been honest about his past and it's worth finding out the truth.


Rudi said...

While I'm interested in hearing about this on an intellectual level, I really think the whole "where you were born" issue is not relevant today.

It's really a pretty stupid rule: "You have to be born in this country to be president." This is outdated- we're in a globally interconnected society, and as long as the potential candidate is a US citizen, who cares?

Your point about the honesty BEHIND this particular topic is really most important.

Jon Vander Plas said...

If you're born somewhere else you can be a governor, a senator, anything but president. That's not so bad, is it?

I think the back story is important. Obama has lied again and again about his background, including in his books. Did you read the excerpt from his book in the article that was totally made up? His father was a Marxist Muslim, he promoted a Marxist politician in Kenya, he went to a Marxist church, he was a member of a socialist organization, and he hung out with a lot of Marxists and other wackos, yet this is supposedly not relevant or even worth knowing about.

Anonymous said...

The time lines, places, actions, motives, when analyzed, support, and are consistent with, what is the answer to the Obama birth puzzle:

Obama’s grandmother is his mother and his mother is his sister.

Think about it. Review all the facts and claims.

Jon Vander Plas said...

I'm not sure if that's a joke or not.